Hungaria Guesthouse Sucks

Big time.

I don’t know if this was my 5th or my 6th time I’ve stayed at Hungaria Guesthouse, but I know it was the last time.

Knowing the hostel for 6 six years, I just checked the website, called and made a reservation for three nights. On the website, the price was 23Euros/night for a double room.

This is how the staff/manager of Hungaria Guesthouse hostel treated a 6years loyal guest:

  1. On the second day, they woke us up at 9 a.m. and told us that they overbooked(by mistake) some guests for the next night and that we can’t stay stay there anymore.
  2. They made a reservation for us to another hostel/pension in Budapest not knowing the price for the new place and not even offering to cover the difference.
  3. Before paying for the two nights, they told us that the price was actually 28Euros/night, not 23Euros as listed on the website. Because their webmaster was on vacation for a few weeks, the real prices were not updated on the website yet. Of course no one bothered to mention this over those two days, or at the time I’ve made the booking.
  4. No receipt was given.
  5. They offered us 2.5 Euros to cover the gas for the transfer to the other pension.
  6. The other pension was 33Euros/night for a double room.

Overall, we’ve lost a few euros from our pockets, a few hours from our vacations and a lot of nerves.

This is why I write it in bold, Hungaria Guesthouse Sucks

Posted in Accomodation Reviews, Europe, Hostels, Hungary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pop Hostel, Madrid – Review

Located near the center of Madrid, about 15 minutes walk from Puerta del Sol,  Pop Hostel is a good choice for any backpacker traveling on the budget.

I’ve been in Madrid for 4 days, this October, with my girlfriend.

We found Pop Hostel  on HostelWorld.com.  We got convinced by the low price and the high rating( 77%) and we’ve booked a double room for three nights.  read more

Posted in Accomodation Reviews, Europe, Hostels, Spain | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hungaria Guesthouse

UPDATE: Hungaria Guesthouse SUCKS

Hungaria Guesthouse” Hostel is the first and the only hostel I’ve stayed at in Budapest, Hungary.

We found this hostel on our first train trip around Europe( The InterRail Adventure), back in 2006.  Budapest was the first stop. Keleti train station.

Here is also where we first found out about the Tourist Information Desk.  We picked Hungaria GuestHouse from a long list of hostels. The guy at the desk called the hostel and we were all set.

We booked for 2nights, only 12Euros per night. read more

Posted in Europe, Hostels, Hungary | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tourist Information Desk

Accommodation info, city maps, prices, directions, everything that a tourist needs when he/she gets to a new city,  the Tourist Information Desk is the place to ask.

Whatever city your in(touristic city, capital), you can find a Tourist Information Desk in the train station, the airport or the touristic center.

read more

Posted in Travel Tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

Discover Europe by train with Interrail

My fist travel  adventure happened in 2006, i was only 22. Me and my friend Lolo traveled for 24days by train around Europe. Our  goal for this trip was to see  Turin, Milan, Rome,  Nice, Madrid and Paris.  But we ended up visiting so much more. We stopped for 2 days in Budapest, we visited Venice, Barcelona and Wien.

Transportation
But how to travel to all these places? We had like 500Euros each.  It was impossible  with this budget.  We realized that we could only visit one or two cities with that kind of money.  And just then we came across this extraordinary offer: The InterRail Pass.
The InterRail Global Pass was exactly what we needed for our trip to happen. We paid 270Euro for a Pass.  One month of unlimited train travel within and between the countries we wanted to see.

Our adventure started on 19th October 2006, in Bucharest. The next day, at noon we were in Budapest… searching for accommodation.

Accommodation
Thanks to the Tourist information desk, whatever city your in,  you can find hostel information, prices and and free city maps. A Tourist Information Desk can be found in any big train station.  Once we got to a new city, this was always our first stop.   With the map and the list of hostels,  we searched the one that suited us best,  we checked in and went to discover the city.

Posted in Travel Stories | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment